We’re proud to reveal our 2019 winners and the stories behind their success. To each and every one of them: thank you for sharing your exceptional achievements with us.

Feeling inspired for 2020? Start thinking about your entry now — find out more on the 'Enter 2020' page.

E harikoa ana mātou ki te whakaatu i ngā toa mō 2019 me ā rātou kōrero angitu. Tēnei te mihi nui ki tēnā rōpū, ki tēnā kura: tēnā rawa atu koutou mō koutou i tuari mai ā koutou māhi rangatira ki a tātou katoa.

E hihiri ana koe mō 2020? Whakaarohia tō tono i āianei.

MoE maori

We’re proud to reveal our 2019 winners and the stories behind their success. To each and every one of them: thank you for sharing your exceptional achievements with us.

Feeling inspired for 2020? Start thinking about your entry now — find out more on the 'Enter 2020' page.

E harikoa ana mātou ki te whakaatu i ngā toa mō 2019 me ā rātou kōrero angitu. Tēnei te mihi nui ki tēnā rōpū, ki tēnā kura: tēnā rawa atu koutou mō koutou i tuari mai ā koutou māhi rangatira ki a tātou katoa.

E hihiri ana koe mō 2020? Whakaarohia tō tono i āianei.

2019 SUPREME AWARD

2019 TE TOHU NUI

Rotorua Boys’ High School

The Senior Management Team and the Director of Boarding have used research-based practices to implement effective teaching practices that connect with the identity, language and culture of each student and develop educationally powerful connections with parents and whānau. 

TE KURA TAMATĀNE O ROTORUA

I whāia e te Rōpū Kaiwhakahaere me te Kaiwhakahaere Whare Noho ngā tikanga o te rangahau hei whakarite i ngā tikanga whakaako whaihua e hono atu ana ki te tuakiri, te reo me te ahurea o ia ākonga mā reira e mārō ai te hononga whaitake ki ngā mātua me ngā whānau.

What the judges said

E Ai Ki Ngā Kaiwhakawā


The school demonstrated that there have been significant shifts in the outcomes for these students and that the hostel provides 24-hour learning opportunities. There is a strong element of whānau infrastructure and involvement with the hostel. The entry shows the students are thriving in this environment.

Nā tēnei kura anō i whakaatu mai inā kē te nekehanga o ngā huanga mō ēnei ākonga, nōtemea ka tuku huarahi ako tēnei wharenoho, i te ao, i te pō. He wāhi nui tō te whanau ki ngā whakahaere a te wharenoho. Ka mutu, kei tēnei tono e tino kitea ana te tipu ora o ngā ākonga.

Winners & Finalists

Winners & Finalists

EXCELLENCE IN ENGAGING

TE HIRANGA O TE TUITUI TĀNGATA

Holy Family Engaging Extra 1

Category Winner

Te Toa

Holy Family School, Porirua

Te Kura o Whānau Tapu A'oga 'Aiga Paia

Halswell Engaging Extra 1

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Halswell Residential College, Christchurch

Halswell Residential College, Christchurch

4 TARIMANO Engaging

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tarimano, Rotorua

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tarimano, Rotorua

7 ELSTREE Engaging

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Elstree Kindergarten, Rotorua

Elstree Kindergarten, Rotorua

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING

TE HIRANGA O TE ARATAKI

8 RBHS Leading

Category Winner

Te Toa

Rotorua Boys’ High School, Rotorua

Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua

Nayland Leading Extra 2

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Nayland College, Nelson

Te Kāreti o Neirana

child

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Waimairi School, Christchurch

Te Kura Tuatahi o Waimairi, Ōtautahi

2 Fairhaven Leading

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Toitoi Manawa, Fairhaven School, Te Puke

Toitoi Manawa, Fairhaven School, Te Puke

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

TE HIRANGA O TE AKO

11 ROTOKAWA TL

Category Winner

Te Toa

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa, Rotorua

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa, Rotorua

15 Winton TL

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Winton Kindergarten, Southland

Winton Kindergarten, Murihiku

9 RBHS TL

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Rotorua Boys’ High School, Rotorua

Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua

17 Opoutere TL

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Ōpoutere School, Coromandel

Te Kura Tuatahi o Ōpoutere

EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH AND WELLBEING EDUCATION

TE HIRANGA O TE MĀTAURANGA ORANGA

child

Category Winner

Te Toa

Tiaki Early Learning Centre, Rotorua

Tiaki Early Learning Centre, Rotorua

children

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Rotorua Boys’ High School, Rotorua

Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua

18 TE KAUWHATA HW

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Kauwhata College, Te Kauwhata

Te Kareti o Te Kauwhata, Te Kauwhata

1 Fairhaven HW

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Toitoi Manawa, Fairhaven School, Te Puke

Toitoi Manawa, Fairhaven School, Te Puke

2019 EDUCATION FOCUS PRIZE

2019 TE TAONGA MĀTAURANGA

14 Hoani Waititi Focus

Category Winner

Te Toa

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae, Auckland

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi Marae, Tāmakimakaurau

12 TeK Rotokawa Focus

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa, Rotorua

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa, Rotorua

5 TeK Tarimano Focus

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tarimano, Rotorua

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tarimano, Rotorua

16 Manutuke Focus

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Manutuke School, Gisborne area

Te Kura o Manutūkē, Tūranganui a-Kiwa